Erin Hollowell: Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

As the morning light comes earlier each day, we all begin to
think of summer. We order seeds. We plan fishing trips. We register for the
Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference and begin to dream of June when we’ll get to
hang out with the most amazing writers assembled in one of the most beautiful
Yep, it’s that time again. Early registration is open the
Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference which will convene this year from June 12th
to the 16th. Register before May 1st and save fifty dollars. (Hey fifty dollars buys you a
lot of faculty books at the Homer Bookstore table at the conference.) When you
register early, you guarantee your spot at the table, or the bench on the
beach, or in the seminar room.
This year’s faculty includes a New York Times #1 bestselling
novelist (Andre Dubus III), the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award winner (Afaa Michael
Weaver), the former chair of the National Book Award Committee on Young
People’s Literature Emily Jenkins (also known as E Lockhart), a PEN USA
Literary Award finalist in creative non-fiction (Kim Heacox), a Whiting Award
winner (Peter Trachtenberg) and three former or current Alaska State Writers
(Nancy Lord, Peggy Shumaker, and Frank Soos). And the rest of the faculty is
equally amazing, but I’d run out of room in no time if I enumerated all of
their accomplishments.  The rich stew of
panels, workshops, discussions, and readings in store for this year’s
participants will leave everyone with plenty inspiration for an entire year’s
worth of writing.
The post-conference this year (June 16-18) will be held at
the internationally recognized, award-winning Tutka Bay Lodge across Kachemak
Bay. Afaa Michael Weaver will be leading Finding
the Geography of Our Work
, a workshop to help locate and identify themes
within a set of poems. Looking at five to ten of your most recent poems, we’ll
discuss where we think our writing is going, what it’s about, and what may lay
ahead for us. An incredible opportunity to dive deeply into an ongoing or
nascent collection of work.
To learn all about the conference, take a peak at the
tentative schedule, learn about other opportunities like agent/editor meetings
or manuscript consultations, please check out the conference website at

1 thought on “Erin Hollowell: Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference”

  1. Thanks Erin! I can hardly wait for another literary feast in the most beautiful place on earth. I love the variety of genres, impressive presenters who are willing to share their writing tricks and new people who live to write. It's such a treat for all of the senses. See you there!

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